• Boost for popular village store

    WEST Craven's sole surviving village post office and general store will benefit from a new initiative designed to protect businesses playing a vital role in rural communities. Across the country, thousands of traditional village stores have been forced

  • Angry anglers to sue water company

    ANGLERS who fish out of the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey are seeking compensation from Yorkshire Water after claiming stocks have been depleted. The angry anglers are among many more along the length of the river down to Tadcaster, who blame the water

  • Big prizes for little people

    These three babies have just been voted the winners in the Boots the Chemist Baby of the Year competition. The competition at Boots' Keighley store was judged in three categories. Alexandra Walsh won the 'brave' section. Max Greathead won the 'bubbly'

  • Gay helpline closes amid funds riddle

    Volunteers and workers on a helpline set up to help Keighley gay people have resigned. The move comes after the Keighley-based chairman and committee members of the OUTline organisation complained to police about alleged irregularities in the activities

  • Beer festival back to its roots

    This year's Keighley Beer Festival is returning to the brewery where it held its first ever drinking bash. Organisers of the event have accepted an offer from John Mitchell to hold the festival at the Worth Brewery. The beer festival was last staged at

  • Man furious over house exposure

    A man is demanding compensation from an estate agent after his house appeared on television without his permission. Mark Sayer was shocked to hear from his parents that they had seen his home - at Waterside in Silsden - featured on the BBC's North of

  • Wuthering Wild bunch hit the Heights

    Intrepid walkers are venturing into the wilderness to raise money for a hospital. The four friends are travelling to Knoydart in the Scottish Highlands for a week-long trek to raise money for the paediatric intensive care unit at Leeds General Infirmary

  • Eastender reaches 90

    An eastender who settled in Keighley has celebrated her 90th birthday in fine style. Agnes Richards, of St Peter's Court in Keighley, toasted her 90th birthday with friends at a party in her honour at the Keighley social centre for the blind. She is pictured

  • Market bosses court more cash

    An unpopular Keighley shopping arcade could be given public cash to help improve its image and attract more customers. Owners of Cavendish Court have asked Single Regeneration Budget bosses for cash to help provide new flooring and heating. They claim

  • Tip bosses promise £2.5m investment

    Plans for a new waste tip have been received with a mixture of caution and anger by residents. Humberside consortium Wastewise has applied for planning permission to develop a large landfill site at Buck Park Quarry, next to Whalley Lane, Denholme. The

  • Homely feel for pregnancy group

    Local women have formed a group to help people who want their babies delivered in their own home. Bradford and Airedale Home Birth Support Group plans to offer telephone support, loan equipment and give up-to-date information to expectant mothers. It

  • Fashion Show goes ahead

    Fashion through the ages is to be the theme of this year's Keighley News catwalk extravaganza. The show will include a celebration of costumes and styles ranging from dark Victorian to sparkling futuristic. But the show won't simply be a case of fashions

  • Camera scheme awaits fate

    THE fate of crime prevention in Skipton was in the hands of the Government last night. The town's bid to have closed circuit television installed was taken to the Home Office, which has to decide whether or not to grant the £64,000 needed to get the scheme

  • Council's 'bar' on child-minding dad

    'New man' Bob Cannell says he has been barred from being a councillor because the Council will not provide a creche for his three young children. The part-time house husband and Shipley West councillor says he has been forced to miss Council meetings

  • Last gasp try shatters Reds' trophy dream

    Yorkshire Silver Trophy Final Leeds Corinthians 13 Skipton 8 THE agony of a last gasp try denied Skipton their first silverware for 50 years as they went down in the Yorkshire Silver Trophy Final at Bradford and Bingley's ground on Sunday. The Skipton

  • Stevie Hall smashes his leg

    FORMER Cougar favourite Stevie Hall is back in hospital after breaking his leg while playing for Rochdale against Hull KR last weekend. For Steve, who lives in Oakworth, it is the second major break of his rugby career. He broke his right leg during Keighley's

  • Keighlians battle on

    Otley Saracens 17, Keighley 17 With promotion secured to NE Division 1 next season Keighley rested several of their regular forwards to bring in several replacements in the pack who acquitted themselves well. The bench also included colt James Kubran

  • From the Herald archives

    100 years ago THE arrival of a motor tricycle was creating a great deal of interest in Gargrave. Mr R Towler Wilkinson had taken delivery of the vehicle from Paris. It was of the very latest type and believed to be the first in the district. If desired

  • Death-threat man told to control temper

    An electrician's mate pinned his former girlfriend to a kitchen work top and brandished a seven-inch carving knife at her, a court was told. Wayne Sanderson, 24, of Hargrave Crescent, Menston, admitted threatening to kill Winifrid Thompson, with whom

  • Wedding Bulls for superfan groom

    Diehard Bradford Bulls fan Keith Johnson is to get married in the team's colours on his wedding day. Keith, 26, of Dudley Hill, has also moved the first day of his honeymoon as it clashes with the reigning champions' fixture against Leeds Rhinos next

  • Rugby Union

    Ripon 8 North Ribblesdale 8 (Half-time 0-8) Much-improved North Ribblesdale Ripon 8 North Ribblesdale 8 This was a much-improved performance by Ribb from the previous week despite the fact that again they had several first-choice players injured or unavailable

  • Athletics round-up

    OXENHOPE runner David Tate was third veteran in the five mile 'Help the Aged' run at Leeds. Dave, 49, was one of over 300 runners who took part in therace and raised over £2,500 for the chairty. A hard training schedule also paid off for Keighley and

  • Rugby League round-up

    KEIGHLEY CELTIC scraped through the preliminary round of the endof season play-off just beating Halifax Irish 18-10. After a promising performance the previous week agfainst Birkenshaw Celtic were disappointing. Their forwards failed toclick into gear

  • Soccer - Craven League

    A springlike day saw perfect conditions for football with many clubs taking full advantage of the good conditions to enhance their position in the title races.There were many significant matches with pressure beginning to tell on challengers. Top match

  • Soccer - Junior round-up

    Cowling Juniors beat Long Lee on Saturday, drawing 3-3. The scorers were Grant Coombes, Nicky Smout and Gregory Wilson. On Sunday they played Oakworth, drawing 1-1, with Gregory Wilson scoring their only goal. Long Lee Under-11's A marched into the cup

  • Soccer - Alliance League

    PREMIER LEAGUE New Inn 1 Skipton 4 Skipton scored the only goal of an even first half and reallytook control afterthe break. The visitors hammered in a further three goals with Andrew Dacres scoring New Inn's only goal. Golden Fleece 0 Three Horses 6

  • Policemen stare death in the face

    A courageous policeman has told of the terrifying moment he and a colleague stared death in the face. PC John Crosland and probationery officer Glynn Sunter - both based at Keighley - feared for their lives when they were confronted by a man wielding

  • Bulls optimistic Anderson can make full recovery

    Bradford Bulls are hopeful Paul Anderson can make a full recovery after doctors confirmed his 1998 Super League season was over before it had started. An exploratory operation has confirmed the club's worst suspicions about the knee injury he sustained

  • James knocks Liverpool out of cup

    KEIGHLEY schoolboy James Rutherford set the local soccer scene alight with two blistering goals against Liverpool. James, who lives in Haworth, was the goal hero of the Bradford Schoolboys team which turned giant-killers against the mighty Merseyside

  • Donors step in to help india

    The mother of a former Lothersdale girl who has leu-kaemia is urging Keighley people to attend a bone marrow testing clinic. Four-year-old India Farmer is being treated at St James' Hospital, Leeds, for a relapse of her leukaemia which she was first diagnosed

  • Bus terror on top deck

    A terrified driver drove his bus full of passengers to the police station after being harassed by a gang of yobs. Police are now investigating after youths ripped the passenger door from its hinges while others jumped out of the top deck emergency exit

  • Give us more Monty, pleads Hollywood

    Twentieth Century Fox plans to make a sequel to The Full Monty, and hopes to persuade Glusburn's Simon Beaufoy to write it. Simon, pictured right, missed out on an Oscar this week for penning mega movie The Full Monty. He was beaten in the best screenplay

  • New college boss faces the future

    Alan Hodgson has been appointed as the new principal at Bradford's largest college. Mr Hodgson has been chosen as the principal designate for Bradford and Ilkley Community College and will succeed Dr Paul Gallagher when he retires next year. But his appointment

  • City: Chance of Premiership 'too good to miss'

    Peter Beagrie may be concentrating on ensuring Premiership survival for Everton, but he says he will never forget his time with Bradford City. The 32-year-old joined Everton on loan until the end of the season in a transfer deadline day move which left

  • Ribbing gets Owd Tom smoking

    OWD TOM has spent much of his life with his back to the wall. He took on Mussolini and Hitler when he was nowt but a lad and, as a Dales hill farmer, he's been fighting the weather, the Ministry of Agriculture and the European Union ever since. He is,

  • Davison puts Guiseley into final

    GUISELEY 1 ASHTON UNITED 1 (3-2 on aggregate) IN the end Guiseley scraped home to reach the final of the UniBond League President's Cup when their victory should have been by a wider margin. They held a goal advantage from the first leg at Ashton which

  • Moule out of big cup tie

    WEST Park Bramhope will be without No 8 Ian Moule when they take on Bedford Athletic tomorrow in the NPI cup semi-final at The Sycamores (kick-off 2.30pm). Moule, 29, damaged his knee during training on Tuesday night and will be greatly disappointed to

  • Ilkley Motor Club AGM

    THE annual meeting of the Ilkley and District Motor Club was held at the club's headquarters, Pool Mills Sports and Social Club, where nearly 60 members received the reports of the officials of the club. President Ian Waddington of Cookridge, reflected

  • Dear Reader

    Another fascinating piece of research has landed on my desk from the influential Henley Centre. It was carried out to review local marketing strategies for the media. It makes excellent reading, and I thought I would share one or two of the points raised

  • Macca tells Rob to get on his bike

    LINDA McCartney is sponsoring a Bolton Abbey cyclist as part of a campaign to promote healthy living. Awestruck Rob Reynolds-Jones met Linda's legendary husband Paul earlier this month as the famous couple launched the world's first "All-Veggie Cycling

  • Ram-raiders strike

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a ram raid at a Keighley industrial unit on Monday morning. Thieves used a stolen Vauxhall Cavalier to smash their way through a steel roller-shutter door at the Abbey Hire premises in Lawkholme Lane. It is

  • Protests falling on deaf ears

    FIERCE public opposition to a housing development in Pool-in-Wharfedale is being ignored by city councillors intent on approving it, according to campaigners. Protesters made their voices heard this week when members of Leeds' plans west sub-committee

  • Quarry to grind to a halt

    THE last working plant at a former Otley quarry is to grind to a halt after planners refused to grant it four more years in business. Leeds City Council's plans west sub-committee said the bid by ARC Northern to retain a concrete mixing plant was unacceptable

  • Bid to resurrect museum

    EFFORTS are under way to resurrect Barnoldswick's heritage centre and rehouse it in the town's library. The former heritage museum was linked to the Tourist Information Centre when both were based in the old library, on Fernlea Avenue. It was established

  • Quakers seek a simple burial

    A PLOT for a woodland burial ground in Craven is being sought on behalf of those wanting a "natural" burial. The ethos behind the alternative form of interring the dead is that life is created from death, with the planting of a new trees above the graves

  • Cougars struggle on trip to Lakes

    Whitehaven 46, Cougars 16 MISSED opportunities left Cougars staring at the heels of a runaway Whitehaven side. Simon Irving saw the ball knocked from his grasp behind the line when all he had to do was touch down. Chris Robinson missed a simple penalty

  • Major facelift for garden

    ONE of Otley's key town centre features could be in for a major facelift. Otley Town Council has set aside money in its next budget to revamp land on Nelson Street to make the area more attractive. And it hopes other organisations will chip in to make

  • Thirves steal memorial trees

    A DISTRAUGHT mother is appealing to the conscience of thieves who stole trees planted on land where her son's ashes are scattered. Jason Gott died in June 1994 after collapsing at work while moving farm machinery. The 22-year-old had been suffering from

  • 'Slave wage' worker in sacking row

    A blind man paid "slave labour" wages by a taxi firm claims he has been sacked after giving a television interview. Imran Arshad, 19, and his pregnant girlfriend, Michelle Hancock, who shared a £1.50 an hour wage at a Bradford cab firm, claim they were

  • Getting artistic for the new millennium

    A MilleNnium community arts centre is planned for Keighley. Keighley College is seeking funding from the town's Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) for its ambitious 'arts factory'. The contemporary art gallery and performance space would be based in the

  • Compromise deal in stores saga

    SETTLE will have a new Booth's supermarket by the millennium and a new primary school soon after. Craven District Council's planning committee gave officers delegated authority to approve the foodstore chain's plans to build a supermarket on land at Sowarth

  • Balkan holiday row rumbles on

    A row over a young couple's bargain Balkan holiday has still not been settled. Emma Bailey and her boyfriend James McIntyre paid £20 each for the holiday, but were told it had been cancelled - even though they had paid for it and got a booking receipt

  • Cinema's Titanic gesture

    Keighley film fans can travel back in time at a cut price when hit movie Titanic makes its final voyage at the town's cinema. An Edwardian fancy dress competition will also be held for members of the audience at next Thursday's screening. The film must

  • Ray leads classic car rally

    Classic-CAR owners have started polishing their motors in preparation for a fundraising rally this summer. Classy chassis owned by enthusiasts from across the region will be joining together for the 'Wolds Run' on August 1. The 130-mile rally has been

  • Residents take over centre

    Braithwaite People's Asso-ciation (BPA) has taken over the running of the estate's Keith Thompson Centre. The Children's Society, based in the building for several years, moved out last Thursday. The BPA is renting the building from the Society and sub-letting

  • Lack of volunteers hit energy plans

    A pioneering energy-efficiency scheme planned for Keighley is facing the axe. The project was to be the first of its kind in the country and was intended to provide a model for others nationwide. But an appeal for volunteers has drawn a blank and now

  • Elderly suffering beds shortage, says watchdog

    The in-patient rehabilitation service for elderly Keighley people has disintegrated with the closure of the last ward at Bingley hospital, it is claimed. Airedale Community Health Council, which represents patients' interests, is one of the 17 groups

  • Couple recall 1948 wedding

    Keighley couple Ken and Elsie Wilson celebrate their golden wedding anniversary today - and they still have the receipt for their reception. The bill for 31 guests at Keighley Temperance Hall was £17 7s. Caterers W Day gave a £1 discount for cash! The

  • Bolts proves the best

    The Boltmakers Arms has enjoyed another heady success in a top awards scheme. It has received the spring pub-of-the-season award from the Keighley and Craven branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Eric and Rose French, who have been running the

  • Another page for Emily's ruin

    A famous Bront' shrine is ready for this year's tourist invasion following a £20,000 restoration project. Extensive work to strengthen the ruins of Top Withens, the farmhouse which reputedly inspired Emily Bront''s Wuthering Heights, is now complete.

  • Health workers keep abreast of changes

    Airedale health workers have been given new guidelines to support women who breastfeed. The third edition of a good-practices policy document, first published seven years ago, was officially launched last Friday. The aim of the booklet is to ensure that

  • Double cash injection for community

    Homeless youngsters and single parents will benefit from almost £320,000 of National Lottery cash given to Keighley this week. Housing advice agency Keyhouse was granted £221,000 to buy its existing Low Street premises and rent the shop building next

  • School praised by inspectors

    The head-teacher of Silsden's Hothfield Street School has praised the efforts of her staff and pupils following a very encouraging Ofsted report. Jamesine Welsh says: "I am very pleased with all the hard work done by the teachers and pupils. The report

  • Village hears of school changes

    Leader of Bradford council has told local councillors he is backing the proposed changes to the structure of local education. Council leader John Ryan told members of Denholme town council the change to a two-tier system would be the "right step forward

  • Club decision deferred

    A Cullingworth club's controversial application for extended opening hours has been put on ice for another month. Cullingworth and District Conservative club will have to wait until April 15 to see if an extension to weekend opening hours will be granted

  • Plea to be positive over school review

    The future of schools in Keighley has been sealed after Bradford council voted in favour of a change from a three-tier to a two-tier system. Nearly four councillors to one (52-14) backed the proposed change to a two-tier system which will see the first-middle-upper

  • City chairman predicts wage bills will soar

    Bradford City chairman Geoffrey Richmond believes that clubs will be hit by an explosion in wage demands as players bid to cash in on new transfer regulations. The Bantams have already seen their salary bill soar from £700,000 in 1994-95 to £2.5million

  • The Curmudgeon - The grumpiest man in the Dales

    OWD TOM has spent much of his life with his back to the wall. He took on Mussolini and Hitler when he was nobbut a lad and, as a Dales hill farmer, he's been fighting the weather, the Ministry of Agriculture and the European Union ever since. He is, as

  • Christian Viewpoint

    with Elaine Appelbee, of All Saints There was much for Christ-ians to support in the Chan-cellor's Budget. Christians understand that following Jesus' example invol-ves having a particular concern for people who live with poverty and social disadvantage

  • Letters

    SIR - I refer to your opinion column of March 20 concerning the school review. You ask why the changes arising from the review are not attached to the report. There is a reason. It was decided by the council, in liaison with the Department for Education

  • Letters

    SIR - As the contractors on Aireworth Bridge, we were delighted to read Harry Haigh's views on the work done so far. We fully appreciate Bradford Metropolitan District Council's concerns that traders close to the site should suffer as little as possible

  • Simply Smith

    with Tom Smith Whatever the outcome of Bradford's Review of Education one thing is certain, the structure of education in the Metropolitan District will change. To some it will be the culmination of years of trying to persuade the education authority

  • Shop owner hits out after indecency trial

    A Keighley toyshop owner has spoken exclusively about how he plans to rebuild his life after being cleared of indecency charges. Barry Walker was back at the Conways Toymaster premises in Cavendish Street this week following his fortnight-long trial.

  • Electricity building sparks complaints

    A PERSISTENT Skipton resident has halted work on an electricity sub-station next to his garden after fears about radiation. Haydn Beresford, of Rockwood Drive, also became concerned at the prospect of having the value of his property reduced and his view

  • Pledge over hospice future

    Fundraisers fear a slump in vital cash-giving to a cancer hospice in the wake of a massive appeal to build a £5 million new cancer home in Bradford. Finance chiefs at the Sue Ryder Home at Manorlands in Oxenhope want Bradford Health Authority to boost

  • Table-tennis: Golden hat-tricks for Whites

    A record number of 23 schools entered the 30th Bradford Schools' Table Tennis Championships at Eccleshill. This event has paved the way for many winners to go on and represent England, and this year's championships were no exception. The youngest finalist

  • Behind the scenes with Lee Crooks

    YOU just think things are starting to come together, and then ill goes pear-shaped again. I couldn't have asked anything more of the team in training last week. They worked really hard and the moves were coming together well. But once we got out on the

  • Juniors hit the high notes

    Keighley Under-16's turned in their best performance of the season, beating Harrogate 19-17. TheUtley side held a narrow 12-10 lead at half-time with tries from Sam Hollingswrth and Chris Feather together with a conversion from John Finn. Harrogate took

  • Soccer - Wharfedale League

    VICTORIA HOTEL found themselves two down at home to Wilson Transport in the chase for the second division title. Paul Mitchell pulled one back on the stroke of half-time and Bob Morrisroe scored twice in the second-half to keep their challenge on track

  • Soccer - County Amateurs

    PHOENIX fought out a 0-0 draw with second placed Greetland with both teams pushing hard for goals. However, defences were on top form and Greetland should have secured both points, but missed a penalty. Sean Bonner and Rob Horton were the pick of the

  • Homes designer issues pledge

    Work on a housing development will make a hazardous Haworth road junction 'ten thousand times' safer, according to the plan's architect. Haworth-based David Beighton made the claim this week in response to complaints about the proposed scheme by residents

  • Top referee becomes new school head

    ERMYSTED'S Grammar School has announced its new headmaster to succeed David Buckroyd. Thomas Leslie Ashworth, 48, currently senior deputy head of Reading Boys Selective Grammar School, has been selected to replace Mr Buckroyd, who retires this summer.

  • Killer had another vice girl locked up

    Double killer Kenneth Valentine could have been just minutes away from murdering another prostitute when police burst into his flat to arrest him, it emerged today. The 43-year-old had imprisoned another prostitute when detectives arrived at his home

  • Fire crew rescue sleeping victim

    Firefighters had to break into a flat today to drag a man from his smoke-filled flat. The rescue operation was triggered after the man fell asleep in an armchair leaving a cooking pan of food unattended in his kitchen. And firefighters say the prompt

  • New school pioneers Montessori system

    The first school of its kind in the Bradford district is due to open in Keighley next month. Tiffany Bisby, a science teacher, is to operate the Montessori system at West Cliffe School, in Skipton Road. The new £1,000-a-term private school is leasing

  • Greens overwhelmed at "Oh Dear" Park

    National Division One London Welsh 71 Wharfedale 24 With hardly an ageing elk in sight it was a case of "Oh Dear" rather than Old Deer for Wharfedale's supporters in the famous park near Kew Gardens where London Welsh hit a purple patch to overwhelm the

  • Opinion

    Spare a thought today for a young man called Glynn Sunter, of Ingrow. Following training he went out on his first night's work. He ended up sat in a car, with a work colleague, with both of them looking death in the face. Thankfully, due to teamwork,

  • Dying duck receives kiss of life

    AN animal lover who vainly tried to give a duck the kiss of life has warned of the dangers of feeding birds bread. Volunteer co-ordinator Charlotte Foster was called to help save the dying duck, found choking on dry bread by the canal at Coach Street

  • Hairdresser says thanks

    A Keighley hairdresser has had to close her salon after 22 years. Marjorie Clayton has been running the Mount Claire salon in Henry Street until five weeks ago when she suffered an accident. She tripped and fell, dislocating her shoulder and chipping

  • Bulldogs on course for league and cup double

    Skipton Bulldogs kept on course for a league and cup double in the Craven Football League when they had a 2-0 victory over Embsay in their Premier League Cup Quarter-Final. It was a close game with the breaks going the way of Bulldogs who now meet Cross

  • Boxers raise hundreds of pounds for charity

    HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for charity when Keighley Boxing Club and Keighley Lions joined forces to stage their annual boxing dinner. Four of the five Keighley boxers won, including light-middleweight James Emerson who also won the 'outstanding boxer

  • Cooking up a right row

    FOREIGN Secretary Robin Cook has again been showing a remarkable capacity for going abroad and upsetting everyone he meets. In a welcome respite from last year's romantic complications, he went to India with The Queen and her husband where he insisted

  • Marine all at sea

    MARINE 0 GUISELEY .1 AFTER disappointing displays against Hyde and Radcliffe Borough Guiseley pulled out all the stops in what is a traditionally hard fixture on Merseyside on Saturday. In the narrow confines of the Marine ground Guiseley always seem

  • Sensational start for Otley

    NOTTINGHAM 29 OTLEY 22 Otley started sensationally and ended confidently and the home supporters were very relieved to hear the final whistle but it was not to be for Otley. Richard Barlow, standing in for Peter Rutledge who has just become a father for

  • Disappointment for Otliensians

    MORLEY CAVALIERS 41 OTLIENSIANS 17 WITH Bramley engaged in a re-arranged fixture with Yarnbury it was a visit to the clearing house for Otliensians and they picked up a fixture against Morley. With Morley declining the invitation to come to Otley and

  • Yarnbury beat Bramley

    YARNBURY 23 BRAMLEY 11 WITH only a couple of matches remaining in the 1997-8 league season a relegation threatened Bramley side visited Yarnbury desperate to take the spoils and secure another season in North East Division Three. However, a faultless

  • Sheffield Bankers 3

    Ben Rhydding 3 BEN Rhydding ended their league season with that rarity - a draw, only their second in 22 league games. While the top three-placed league sides were a point apart going into the final game six sides were competing for fourth place, all

  • Rag FC rest a few but still win

    YEADON TOWN 4 RAG FC 6 RAGS' management decided to rest a few key players in view of their up coming semi-finals to enable others to come into the frame. As normal Rag seemed to take this fixture easy and even though they never looked like losing they

  • The girls who dice with death

    Two vice girls who regularly work the dingy side streets of Thornton Road are all too aware of the dangers they face every night of their lives. Every time they go out to ply their trade in Bradford's red light district they put their own lives on the

  • Race ace hit by thieves

    Thieves have jeopardised top motorcyclist Robin Appleyard's chances of a record sixth British championship. Specially-designed racing equipment was stolen from his car outside his home in the Spring Gardens area of Keighley on Saturday night. The haul

  • Lampkin's trial decider

    Dougie Lampkin crashed with David Cobos in an arena trial deciding race last week in Italy. Both picked up bumps and bruises after the young Spanish star lost control of his factory machine and fell into the path of the pursuing Lampkin. Both went down

  • Forum pioneers links to US

    This year's Keighley Business Forum-organised Northern Environmental Conference (NEC) takes on international significance through a pioneering trans-Atlantic link-up with the United States. The conference - the biggest waste minimisation event of its

  • Firms win cash grants

    Keighley's SRB Partnership Board has approved grants which will enable local businesses to expand or improve their premises. The awards will go before Keighley Area Panel for ratification on April 8. NSF Controls has been awarded £4,500 for improvements

  • Lining up for New Deal

    Nearly 100 employers from Keighley and Craven learned how they could become involved in the government's New Deal to tackle long-term unemployment, when they attended an event at the Three Sisters hotel in Haworth. Paul Armstrong, employment service district

  • Anger as new homes decision is overruled

    OUTRAGE has greeted a planning inspector's decision to allow 27 new detached homes to be built at Skipton's Overdale Trailer Park. Craven District Council had refused permission for the controversial development, which included a new access onto the Embsay

  • Police hunch led to video film of murderer

    Bradford detectives resolutely refused to dismiss Caroline Creevy's disappearance simply as a missing person. The fact she was a prostitute never diminished their inquiry - they had an instinct she had been murdered from the start and would not stop their

  • Judson goes for British title

    PROFESSIOAL boxer Peter Judson will fight for the British super-featherweight title in May. The Keighley fighter meets title holder Charles Shepherd of Carlisle at the Albert Hall in London on May 2. For years Judson has been calling for a crack at the

  • Road rage on cyclist

    A HORSFORTH builder who had his bicycle smashed into his face during an incident while he was riding home this week spoke about his ordeal. The 23-year-old man, who does not wish to be named, had to have an eye stitched, suffered a black eye and cuts

  • Dinner ladies win lottery

    A GROUP of dinner ladies from Yeadon and Rawdon were celebrating this week after scooping almost £140,000 on the lottery. The 17-strong syndicate, which also includes three caretakers, won £138,153 after getting five numbers and the bonus ball in Saturday's

  • Lagoons plea

    A SCHEME to build an embankment and create a new lake at an Otley beauty spot could be subject to an environmental assessment. A plan to build a fishing lake with an island and construct a bund to the existing lagoon at Knotford Nook has been submitted

  • Tax tormentors remorse

    A TAX office clerk who tormented a female colleague for three months after she refused to go out with him said he was full of remorse for his behaviour. Bradford Crown Court heard how Waseem Akhtar escaped jail 'by a hair's breadth' after he sent a pornographic